The release of “Grand Theft Auto V” and the subsequent launch of “Grand Theft Auto Online” has opened up a vast, expansive world for gamers to explore. Whether they’re busy following the plot of the game or simply tooling around the fictional city of Los Santos in a stolen car while causing general mayhem, it’s clear that Rockstar Games has raised the bar.

One of the key aspects of the "GTAV" experience is the music. With a score by the likes of German electronic innovators Tangerine Dream, as well as Woody Jackson and hip-hop producers Alchemist and Oh No, and 15 in-game music stations with 240 licensed songs, virtually every genre is represented in some way. There’s clearly a lot to sift through here.

Below, find a list of 13 of the best songs to be found in “Grand Theft Auto V,” as well as a full list of all the music that appears in the game.

1.) Rick James – Give It To Me Baby (SPACE 103.2)

It’s a shame that most people below the age of 35 only know Rick James from a skit on Chappelle’s Show. In actuality, James was an R&B and funk pioneer who had a long, fruitful career as a musician, songwriter and producer before passing away in 2004. “Give It To Me Baby,” which can be found on the Space 103.2 station in "GTAV," is a single taken from his 1981 album “Street Songs,” which also includes James’ signature song, “Super Freak.”


2.) DJ Quik – Dollaz and Sense (WEST COAST CLASSICS)

You know Tupac. You know Dr. Dre. You Know Ice Cube. You know NWA. You probably know Tha Dogg Pound and Mack 10, too. But do you know DJ Quik? If you don’t know, now you know. The man was right at the forefront of West Coast hip-hop along with the aforementioned artists. “Dollaz and Sense” rests easily with other hip-hop heavyweights on the West Coast Classics station in "GTAV."


3.) Johnny Cash – General Lee (REBEL RADIO)

No self-respecting country fan would be caught dead without at least one Johnny Cash album in his or her collection, and Rockstar Games was wise to include “General Lee” as part of the Rebel Radio music station in "GTAV."


4.) The Cult – Rain (LOS SANTOS ROCK RADIO)

When it comes to classic rock radio, it’s tempting to go with the likes of Chicago, Def Leppard, Phil Collins or Queen, but sometimes it’s nice to dig a little deeper, which is why “Rain” by The Cult is one of the must-listen tunes from Los Santos Rock Radio in "GTAV."


5.) George McCrae – I Get Lifted (THE LOW DOWN 91.1)

George McCrae will always be best known for his 1974 proto-disco classic “Rock Your Baby,” but one of his follow-up singles, “I Get Lifted,” might be just as good. The song drips with attitude and is a perfect addition to "GTAV’s" resident '70s funk station, The Low Down 91.1.


6.) Yellowman– Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt (BLUE ARK)

Virtually any artist from the Blue Ark station in “Grand Theft Auto V” would have been a wise pick when making a best-of list, but special attention needs to be paid to Yellowman. The man is a pioneer of the dancehall movement in Jamaica that eventually went global, and he did it all while overcoming the huge social stigma (in Jamaica) of being albino. “Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt” is a good representation of what Yellowman does best.


7.) All Saints – Pure Shores (NON-STOP POP FM)

Question: What do you get when you combine the voices of British girl group All Saints with the innovative production of producer William Orbit? Answer: pure pop perfection and a sure-fire place on the list of the top 13 songs found in "GTAV."


8.) The Gaslamp Killer – Nissim (WORLDWIDE FM)

Hip-hop producer & DJ The Gaslamp Killer brings his trademark style to “Nissim,” a tune pulled from his debut album “Breakthrough” released last year. The song can be found on the Worldwide FM music station in “Grand Theft Auto V.”


9.) Black Flag – My War (CHANNEL X)

The Channel X music station in "GTAV" is a bullet-proof collection of pure punk aggression. No song better represents that aesthetic than Black Flag’s classic song “My War” from 1985.


10.) Toro Y Moi – So Many Details (RADIO MIRROR PARK)

Toro Y Moi continues his sonic winning streak on “So Many Details.” Fans of the genre known as chillwave would be wise to check out this track on the Radio Mirror Park station in "GTAV."


11.) Gucci Mane – Too Hood (RADIO LOS SANTOS)

Between all of his legal troubles and controversies, it’s easy to forget just how talented Gucci Mane really is. The rapper reminds us here with “Too Hood” from Radio Los Santos.


12.) Green Velvet and Harvard Bass – Lazer Beams (SOULWAX FM)

“Lazer Beams” by Green Velvet and Harvard Bass is the perfect song for a car chase, which is undoubtedly what Rockstar Games had in mind when they included it among the 240 songs found in "GTAV." Green Velvet brings his trademark house style to the track, complete with acid squelches and a frenetic beat.


13.) Aphex Twin - Window Licker (FLYLO FM)

A classic tune from the demented mind of Richard D. James, otherwise known as Aphex Twin. If you haven't seen the video, you're in for a treat.


SPACE 103.2 – Hosted by Bootsy Collins

Bootsy Collins – I’d Rather Be With You

D Train – You’re the one for me

Eddie Murphy – Party All The Time

Evelyn Champagne King- I’m In Love

Kano – Can’t Hold Back Your Lovin’

Kleer – Tonight

One Way – Cutie Pie

Rick James – Give It To Me Baby

Sho Nuff – Funkasize You

Stevie Wonder – Skeletons

Taana Gardner – Heartbeat

Zapp – Heartbreaker, Pts. 1-2

Bernard Wright – Haboglabotribin


Tupac -Ambitionz Az a Ridah

Compton’s Most Wanted – Late Night Hype

DJ Quik – Dollars And Sense

Dr. Dre – Still D.R.E

Dr. Dre – The Next Episode feat. Snoop Dogg

Ice Cube – You Know How We Do I

Kausion – What You Wanna Do

Kurupt – C-Walk

Mack 10 – Nothin’ But The Cavi Hit feat. Tha Dogg Pound

MC Eiht – Streiht Up Menace

NWA – Appetite for Destruction

NWA – Gangsta Gangsta

Tha Dogg Pound- What Would You Do

The Geto Boys-Mind Playing Tricks On Me

Too Short – So You Want To Be A Gangster

King Tee- Played Like A Piano

Snoop Dogg – Gin and Juice

REBEL RADIO – Hosted by Jesco White

Charlie Feathers- Can't Hardly Stand It

Hank Thompson – It Don't Hurt Anymore

Hasil Adkins – Get Out Of My Car

Jerry Reed – You Took All the Ramblin’ Out of Me

Johnny Cash – General Lee

Johnny Paycheck -It Won't Be Long (And I’ll Be Hating You)

Ozark Mountain Devils – If You Wanna Get to Heaven

Waylon Jennings – Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way

Waylon Jennings – I Ain’t Living Long Like This

Willie Nelson – Whiskey River

C.W McCall – Convoy Theme Song

LOS SANTOS ROCK RADIO – Hosted by Kenny Loggins

Billy Squier – Lonely Is the Night

Bob Seger – Hollywood Nights

Bob Seger – Night Moves

Chicago – If You Leave Me Now

Def Leppard – Photograph

Don Johnson – Heartbeat

Elton John – Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting

Foreigner – Dirty White Boy

Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street

Greg Kihn Band – The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em)

Julian Lennon – Too Late for Goodbyes

Kenny Loggins – I’m Free (Heaven Helps The Man)

Phil Collins- I Don’t Care Anymore

Queen – Radio Gaga

Robert Plant – Big Log

Simple Minds – All the Things She Said

Small Faces – Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake

Steve Winwood – Higher Love

Stevie Nicks – I Can’t Wait

The Alan Parsons Project – I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You

The Doobie Brothers – What a Fool Believes

The Cult – Rain

Steve Miller Band – Rock n Me

THE LOW DOWN 91.1 – Hosted by Pam Grier

Aaron Neville – Hercules

BT Express – Do It

El Chicano – Viva Tirado

George McCrae – I Get Lifted

Marlena Shaw – California Soul

Smokey Robinson & the Miracles – Cruisin’

The Delfonics – Ready Or Not Here I Come

The Five Stairsteps – O-o-h Child

The Soul Searchers – Ashley’s Roachclip

The Trammps – Rubber Band

The Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces

Sometimes War – The Cisco Kid

BLUE ARK – Hosted by Lee Scratch Perry

Chronixx – Odd Ras

Dennis Brown – Money In My Pocket

Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse

Half Pint – Crazy Girl

Joe Gibbs & The Professionals – Chapter Three

Junior Delgado – Sons of Slaves

Konshens – Gun Shot a Fire

Lee Scratch Perry – I Am A Madman

Lee Scratch Perry – DiscoDevil

The Upsetters – Grumblin’ Dub

Tommy Lee Sparta – Psycho

Vybz Kartel Ft Popcaan – We Never Fear Dem

Yellowman – Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt

Protoje – Kingston Be Wise

NON-STOP-POP FM – Hosted by Cara Delevingne

All Saints – Pure Shores

Britney Spears – Gimme More

Corona – Rhythm of the Night

Fergie – Glamorous

Hall and Oates – Adult Education

Jane Child – Don’t Wanna Fall In Love

Kelly Rowland- Work (Freemasons Remix)

Mis-Teeq – Scandalous

Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)

N-Joi – Anthem

Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls

Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)

Robyn – With Every Heartbeat

Stardust – Music Sounds Better with You

Wham-Everything She Wants

Amerie – 1 Thing

Worldwide FM – Hosted and mixed by Gilles Peterson

Cashmere Cat – Mirror Maru

The Hics – Cold Air

inc. – the place

Trickski – Beginnings

Mala – Ghost

Swindle – Forest Funk

Tom Browne – Throw Down

Donald Byrd -You And The Music

Candido – Thousand Finger Man

Toro Y Moi – Harm In Change

Kyodai – Breaking

Django Django – Waveforms

The Gaslamp Killer – Nissim

Owiny Sigoma Band – Harpoon Land

Guts – Brand New Revolution


Kiko Navarro & Tuccillo, Amor – Lovery (Slow Cuban Vibe Mix)

Richard Spaven- 1759 (Outro)

Hackman – Forgotten Notes

CHANNEL X – Hosted by Keith Morris

Agent Orange – Bored of You

Black Flag – My War

Circle Jerks – Rock House

Fear – The Mouth Don’t Stop (The Trouble with Women Is)

OFF! – What Now

The Adolecents – Amoeba

The Descendents – Pervert

The Germs – Lexicon Devil

The Weirdos – Life of Crime

TSOL – Abolish Government + Silent Majority

Youth Brigade- Blown Away

Suicidal Tendencies – Subliminal

East Los FM – Hosted and mixed by Mexican Institue of Sound and Don Cheto

Los Bultures de Culiacan – El Kokaino

Mexican Institue of Sound – Es-Toy

Nina Dioz – Criminal Sound

La Vida Boheme – Radio Capital

Fandango- Autos Moda Y Rock And Roll

Don Cheto – El Tatuado

La Sonora Dinamita – Se Me Perdio la Cadenita

She’s A Tease – Fiebre De Jack

Maldita Vecinidad – Pachuco

Hechizeros Band – El Sonidito

Milkman – Fresco

Jessy Bulbo-Maldito

La Liga ft. Alika Nueva Alianza – YO TENGO EL DON

Los Tigres Del Norte – La Granja

Los Angeles Negros – El Rey Y Yo

RADIO MIRROR PARK – Hosted by Twin Shadow

Battle Tapes – Feel the Same

Dan Croll – From Nowhere (Baardsen Remix)

DJ Mehdi – Lucky Boy (Outlines Remix)

Ffeathers – Dark Matter Jai Paul – Jasmine (Demo)

LIVING DAYS – Little White Lie

Miami Horror – Sometimes

Tony Castles – Heart In The Pipes (KAUF Remix)

Toro Y Moi – So Many Details

Twin Shadow – Shooting Holes

Twin Shadow – Old Love

Yacht – Psychic City (Classixx Remix)

Black Strobe – Boogie In Zero Gravity (Extended Version)

Age of Consent – Colours

Chain Gang of 1974/ GTA – Sleepwalking

Jimmy & Morgan – The Set Up

Yeasayer – Don’t Come Close

Neon Indian – Change of Coasts

Nite Jewel – Nowhere to Go

Poolside – Do You Believe

The C90′s-Shine A Light (Flight Facilities Remix)

HEALTH – High Pressure Dave


Wavves – Nine is God

FIDLAR – Cocaine Bass

Drum of Death – Crawling After You

Hot Snakes – This Mystic Decade

Moon Duo – Sleepwalker

SAM FLAX – Fire Doesnt Burn Itself

Shark? – California Girls

The Black Angels – Black Grease

METZ – Wet Blanket

Ceremony – Hysteria

Ty Segall – Do Wah Wah

Thee Oh Sees – The Dream

RADIO LOS SANTOS – Hosted by Big Boy

100s – Life of a Mack

Ab-Soul feat. Kendrick Lamar – ILLuminate

ASAP Rocky – R-Cali

BJ the Chicago Kid feat. Freddie Gibbs and Problem – Smokin and Ridin

Clyde Carson feat. The Team – Slow Down

Freddie Gibbs – Still Livin’

Future – How It Was

Game feat. 2 Chainz and Rick Ross – Ali Bomaye

Gangrene – Bassheads

Gucci Mane feat. Ciara – Too Hood

Jay Rock feat. Kendrick Lamar – Hood Gone Love It

Kendrick Lamar – A.D.H.D

Problem feat. G. Malone – Say That Then

YG – Im A Real 1

Yung Walt feat. Nipsey Hussle – Hold Up

SOULWAX FM – Mixed by Soulwax

Palmbomen – Stock (Soulwax remix)

Fatal Error – Fatal Error

Supersempfft – Let’s Beam Him Up

Mim Suleiman – Mingi

FKClub – The Strange Art  (Inflangrati remix)

Matias Aguayo –  El Sucu Tucu

Daniel Avery –  Naive Response

Joe Goddard – Gabriel (Soulwax remix)

Daniel Maloso – Body Music

Green Velvet and Harvard Bass – Lazer Beams

Zombie Nation – Tryouts

Tom Rowlands – Nothing But Pleasure

Jackson And His Computer Band – Arp #1

Goose – Synrise (Soulwax remix)

Transistorcake – Mr. Croissant Taker

Tiga –  Plush (Jaques Lu Cont mix)

The Hacker – Shockwave (Gesaffelstein remix)

Pulp – After You (Soulwax remix)

FLYLO FM – Mixed by Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus – Getting There

Clams Casino — Crystals

Flying Lotus – Crosswerved

Flying Lotus – Be Spin

Flying Lotus – See Thru 2 U

Flying Lotus – The Diddler

Flying lotus – Comptuer Face (remix)

Hudson Mohawke – 100hm

Flying Lotus – The Kill

Tyler, the Creator – Garbage

Outkast – Elevators

Captain Murphy – Evil Grin

Flying Lotus – Catapult Man

Dabrye – Encoded Flow

Machinedrum – She Died There

DJ Rashad – Fuck T-Why

Thundercat – Oh Sheit It’s X

Flying Lotus – Stonecutters

Shadow Child – 23

Kingdom – Stalker

Aphex Twin – Window Licker

Additional in-game songs

Visitors – Visitors

Danny Elfman – Clowns

Wavves – Dog